David Amess

MP, Southend West

Southend West Conservative

David Amess’s voting in Parliament

David Amess is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, David Amess sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • David Amess consistently voted for the hunting ban, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
  • David Amess almost always voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Amess generally voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Amess generally voted against university tuition fees, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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David Amess never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Gaming Machines: Tax Yields 8 Feb 2016

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has accrued to the public purse from Fixed Odds Betting Terminals in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.
  • Local Services (Southend) 5 Feb 2016

    To date, neither my hon. Friend nor I have had one letter complaining about the allocation of funds. To whom are representations being made? Surely my hon. Friend agrees that they should be made through local Members of Parliament if the situation is to be addressed. Will he let me know or write to me about that?
  • Local Services (Southend) 5 Feb 2016

    I am delighted to have the opportunity to raise in the House the important subject of the provision of services in the town that I and my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge) represent. I am delighted to see the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Mr Jones), in his place, because he and I...

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Conservative MP for Southend West

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Basildon

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Abortion
  • Middle East: Armed Conflict
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Police
  • Departmental Publications

Currently held offices

  • Member, Administration Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 26 May 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (26 Jun 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Health Committee (20 Jul 1998 to 22 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1997)

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Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 59 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 180 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 72.19% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 95 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Amess’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 793 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Until further notice, I am Parliamentary Adviser to the Caravan Club, East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1UA. I receive £6,000 a year in return for an expected commitment of 100 hours. (Updated 5 June 2015)
20 November 2015, received £350 for talk from Cumberlege Eden & Partners, Snells Cottage, Newick, BN8 4LA. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 30 November 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: 97 Dining Club
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,500

Date received: 22 April 2015

Date accepted: 22 April 2015

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 5 June 2015; updated 23 July 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Chair of Board of Trustees of the Industry and Parliament Trust (Updated 11 July 2014)
Chairman of the Industry and Parliament Fellowship Committee.
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Julia Amess, as part-time Secretary/Caseworker.

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